Student Administrative Support Worker



Student Administrative Support Workers for the Center on Global Energy Policy support the operations and administration of the department. Students assist staff members of the Communications, Development, Events, Finance & Administration, Publications, Research and/or the Offices of the Founding and Executive Directors. Responsibilities may include:

  • Event planning and execution, including set up, break down, organization, and maintenance of event spaces
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts
  • Draft correspondence and newsletters; help prepare presentations and reports
  • Conduct background and/or prospect research; write briefing memos to summarize findings
  • Data entry and data cleaning
  • Perform clerical duties, take meeting notes, maintain files, prepare and organize documents, photocopy, etc. as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Job requirements 

  • Must be enrolled as a Columbia University full or part-time Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and willingness to be proactive
  • Excellent written communications skills, including the ability to develop briefings, PowerPoint presentations and master Excel to create effective graphs/charts
  • Comfortable interacting with a variety of stakeholders: students, faculty, university leadership, and high-level guests or speakers
  • Knowledge of the energy-related topics covered by the Center is helpful but not required


Hours and Compensation 

Student Administrative Support Worker positions are hourly with no mandated commitment. Students may work for 5-20 hours per week in the Fall and Spring semesters and 5-35 hours per week during the Summer semesters. Hourly wages start at $20 per hour (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications). Student Administrative Support Worker positions are open to students with Federal Work Study awards.


All inquiries about this position should be directed to [email protected]


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.


<< Return to Job Listing